This week’s question was submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews who asks “Do you tend to stay with favorite authors and genres or do you try to branch out?”
Lord, I try to branch out, I do. But the last time I added a new genre to the rotation was back in 2016 when I discovered the magnificence that is Urban Fantasy. Thank Melissa F. Olson and Dead Spots for that one.
In the end, though, I would say that 90% of what I read is mystery, urban fantasy, contemporary lit or romance. I do like taking a chance on a new author, but I am much more likely to do that in one of the above genres. Tell me that you found a great new mystery author and I’m all in. Tell me about this great true crime book and I’m already asleep.
So, dear readers…are you more diverse in your reading? Or do you also stick with what you know?
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog
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I’m also poor at branching out beyond favorite genres.
I’m about 70% fantasy and sci-fi (if I lump their various sub-genres together), the about 7% ranging down to a bit under 4% in history, alternate history, historical fiction, general fiction, and general non-fiction.
I’m somewhat better about tryin a new author within one of the genres however — at least after I’ve caught up on the latest from my current favorites.
Most of my reading is non-fiction, specifically whatever I’m researching for my roleplaying game campaigns of the moment.
Right now, those topics include piracy, ocean travel through the ages, autonomous weaponry, cults, surveillance technology, botany, and Yoruba deities.